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Secrets to an Effective Pitch Deck | Dan Watkins (VC at Mercury Fund)

June 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Free

It can be tough to communicate the full potential of your company in a short pitch deck. It is often your first dialogue with investors and can set the stage for success or failure. Join us for this presentation with Dan Watkins, Co-Founder and Partner at Mercury Fund on learning the tricks of the trade in preparing a non-confidential deck. Dan will share practical tips on becoming more effective in communicating your story to Angel investors and VCs, increasing your chances of successful fundraising.

 

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Who Should Attend

– Startups preparing to begin the fundraising process
– Founders having trouble getting the message across when pitching to investors
– Early stage startups searching for insights in communicating their value proposition and potential

 

What Attendees Will Learn

– How to talk about your startup clearly and concisely
– How to deliver enough information in a pitch, without overloading your deck
– Tips on what investors (angels, VCs, and others) look for in a pitch

 

Dan Wakins

Co-founder & Partner, Mercury Fund

Dan Watkins is a co-founder and Partner at Mercury, where he focuses on startups utilizing software, cloud computing and/or machine learning to drive the next wave of scientific innovation in healthcare, agriculture and other industrial markets. Dan currently serves on the boards of Mercury portfolio companies Benson Hill, Clean Chemistry, Deep Imaging, DNAtrix, Resonant, Sight Machine (observer), Sinopsys, and Swift Biosciences. Dan’s previous investments at Mercury have included Cgate Health (acq. by SCI Solutions).

Prior to co-founding Mercury, Dan served in a number of operational roles including CEO of DNAtrix and Nanospectra Biosciences, both startup oncology companies. Previously, Dan was Vice President at a boutique investment banking firm and Worldwide Manager of Operations and Control Systems for Scientific Software-Intercomp (Baker Hughes). Dan received his B.S. from Rice University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, all in Materials Science.

Dan is also a co-founder of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at Rice University. Outside of Mercury, Dan serves on the advisory boards of Northwestern University’s Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO), the Rice Alliance, the University of Michigan’s Venture Center Council, and the University of Illinois Proof of Concept Fund Committee.

 

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Details

Date:
June 13
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://goo.gl/DQu693

Organizer

Station Houston
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www.stationhouston.com

Venue

Station Houston
1301 Fannin St. Suite 2440
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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